Cessna 408 (SkyCourier) Successfully Completes First Flight - Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65 Engine
Turboprop and five other test articles now enter a rigorous test flight phase
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May 19, 2020 - by Rob Mark for flyingmag.com
Turboprop and five other test articles now enter a rigorous test flight phase.
Cessna Aircraft's SkyCourier, the company's first new twin turboprop aircraft in a generation, took to the skies over Wichita, Kansas, on Sunday, May 17, for its first flight—a significant step toward entry into service for the clean-sheet aircraft.
The SkyCourier departed the company's Beech Field Airport (KBEC) east campus, with Corey Eckhart, senior test pilot at the controls assisted by Aaron Tobias, Cessna's chief test pilot.
During the 2-hour and 15-minute flight, the team tested the aircraft's...
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